Food & Beverage Production

 

Group Cohort Welcome!

Congratulations to the companies that were selected for TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE with Sari Kimble of Food Business Success.  This is a new partnership between FASTER WV and SARI KIMBLE developed to provide WV businesses additional help in scaling up their businesses in this niche sector, which has unique rules and regulations and particular challenges. This virtual assistance will be provided from June through August 2021.

We're really excited about offering these resources to you and look forward to seeing what great products are produced!

Click HERE to watch the recorded FASTER WV Cottage Food Sales Webinar held on June 10, 2020.

Click HERE to watch the recorded FASTER WV Webinar: Steps to Scaling-Up Your Food or Beverage Business held on May 13, 2021.

 

RESOURCES RELATED TO FOOD OR BEVERAGE PRODUCTION

 

FOOD BUSINESS SUCCESS

Sari Kimbell, Co-Founder and CEO

sari@sarikimbell.com

(970) 682-4221

 

PATTERFAM SAUCES

Sam and Joyce Peters, Owners

patterfamsauce@yahoo.com

(740) 352-2008

 

TASTY BLEND

Phil Bradley, National Sales Manager

pbradley@tastyblend.com

(304) 757-6686

 

VANDALIA Incorporated

John Yates, VP of Production

john.yates@vandaliaincorporated.com

(304) 744-5136

 

West Virginia Department of Agriculture

Lacy Davidson Ferguson, Business Development & Marketing Division

lacydavidson@me.com

(304) 546-7930

 

Link to Advantage Valley’s Food & Beverage Production Playbook

http://advantagevalley.com/sites/default/files/Food-and-Beverage-Manufacturing_Final-Draft.pdf?utm_source=Advantage+Valley&utm_campaign=d5370799dc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_05_29_11_54&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_26c94f889b-d5370799dc-

 

Link to West Virginia Farmer’s Market Vendor Guide

https://agriculture.wv.gov/divisions/agbusiness/Documents/WVFMG_2020_F2_5.7.20.pdf

 

Link to West Virginia Cottage Food Bill

http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Text_HTML/2019_SESSIONS/RS/bills/SB285%20SUB2%20ENR.pdf

 

Link to Cottage Food Label Review Request Form

https://agriculture.wv.gov/divisions/agbusiness/Documents/Label%20Review%20Request%20Form_12.3.18.pdf

 

Link to WV Farmer’s Market List

https://agriculture.wv.gov/divisions/agbusiness/Documents/2019%20WV%20FARMERS%20MARKET%206-19.pdf

 

A Guide to Start a Cottage Food Business in West Virginia 

https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Homemade-in-West-Virginia-14.pdf

 

Link to Farmers Market Vendor Permit

https://agriculture.wv.gov/divisions/marketinganddevelopment/Documents/FM%20Vendor%20Permit%20Application%204-20.pdf

 

Link to County Health Department (Food Establishment Permit) 

https://dhhr.wv.gov/localhealth/pages/map.aspx

 

Link to District Sanitarian (Food Manufacturing Permit) 

https://www.wvdhhr.org/phs/district.asp

 

FASTER WV RESOURCES

 

Contact Robbie Parker at WV Small Business Development Center (FASTER WV Business Coach for Kanawha, Putnam, Lincoln, Boone, Braxton and Clay Counties)

(304) 553-9692 or via email at robert.f.parker@wv.gov

 

Contact Jules Bills at Unlimited Future, Inc. (FASTER WV Business Coach for Cabell and Wayne Counties)

(304) 697-3007 or via email at jules@unlimitedfuture.org

 

Contact Sara Loftus at Unlimited Future, Inc. (FASTER WV Business Coach for Cabell and Wayne Counties)

(304) 697-3007 or via email at sloftus@unlimitedfuture.org

 

*Link to other WV SBDC Business Coaches in counties beyond Advantage Valleyhttps://www.wvsbdc.com/coaches

 

BridgeValley CTC’s Kauffman FAST TRAC 8 week entrepreneurship class:  Next Class starts August 19, 2021!  Contact Robbie Parker at WV SBDC to enroll in this class at robert.parker@bridgevalley.edu or click HERE to register.

 

Unlimited Future, Inc.’s PLANNING FOR PROFIT 8 week entrepreneurship class:  Next class starts August 17, 2021!  Contact Jules Bills at UFI to enroll in this class at jules@unlimitedfuture.org or click HERE for intake form.